Hiring: Program & Communications Coordinator
Organization: Be the Change Earth Alliance
Location: Metro Vancouver BC / hybrid
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply by Feb 6th 2023 at this link. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
About the Organization...
Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) is a bold, agile and creative charitable organization founded in 2005 with a mission to empower youth and community members to take personal and collective action for a just, sustainable and thriving world. Our flagship program, Student Leadership for Change (SLC), is an online library of learning resources that enable teachers to engage their students in meaningful learning, dialogue, reflection and action on climate, environmental and social justice topics. SLC engages thousands of students per year through the network of over 1,400 BC teachers who are actively registered for the program. The SLC holistic approach covers a full spectrum of ways participants can ‘be the change’ to address global issues, from individual, school and community actions to political advocacy. Beyond SLC, BTCEA works to educate and empower youth through workshops, storytelling training, and hands-on mentorship.
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About the Role
The Program and Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively with BTCEA staff to perform key roles in the design, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of Be the Change’s educational programs. All our education programs seek to engage and empower youth to take personal and collective action on climate, environmental and social justice. This is a highly collaborative, team-based role and work environment. This role will be split between 45% communications, 45% educational programming and 10% support with BTCEA’s internal team focused on anti-racism and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI).
The incumbent’s core programming work will involve co-leading two educational initiatives. The first, Water is Life, is a 2-part workshop program that aims to empower youth ages 11-18 to understand and take personal and collective action to address issues facing freshwater ecosystems. The second, Youth Habitat Clean-ups, is a hands-on interactive program to educate youth about waste management while improving the ecology of local parks and beaches. The incumbent will also play a supportive role in other education programs, including Student Leadership for Change and the Youth Climate Ambassador Project.
Specific educational programming tasks include:
The incumbent’s core communications work will involve collaborating with other teammates to promote Be the Change’s programs and engage our community of teachers and supporters. In this work, clear, concise writing; strong organizational skills; and a flair for visuals and graphics are all assets.
Specific communication tasks include:
Finally, the incumbent will play a supportive role on BTCEA’s internal team on anti-racism and JEDI. This team meets bi-weekly to advance the organization’s anti-racism, decolonization and JEDI goals, set each quarterly and annually, related to ensuring organizational culture, practice, policy and programs uphold and embody anti-racist and JEDI values. For example, in 2021 the team developed a new, equity-focused hiring policy, and in 2022 the team launched an internal survey for staff’s experience with inclusion and equity in the workplace.
Past experience with environmental education is a strong asset, but not mandatory as Be the Change staff will support the incumbent to learn necessary skills. We are looking for a Coordinator who can bring their lived experience and personal passion to our work. The role promises to be dynamic, engaging, and full of learning! Folks from equity-seeking groups, including Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, are highly encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants with a passion for climate, environmental or social justice, regardless of academic or formal work experience.
This is a permanent, full-time, 32 hour per week position at a wage between $22.00-$24.00/hour (plus 2 weeks of annual vacation). Benefits include a $500 health benefit trust, 5-10 sick days per year, and a flexible work schedule. This is a hybrid position that involves a combination of desk work that can occur at home or in the office, and facilitating workshops in person in Metro Vancouver. This position may be partially funded by a federal government youth wage subsidy (see eligibility criteria below).
Youth Wage Subsidy - Eligibility Requirements
This position may be partially funded by a youth wage subsidy, offered by the federal government to employers hiring youth who meet these criteria:
Be The Change Earth Alliances values kindness, inclusion, equity and diversity. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.
If interested, please submit an application (which will require a resume and cover letter) through this form before the deadline stated above: apply here. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 24 2023 ID: 66698